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HAWAII STATE JUDICIARY NEWS RELEASE: Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald’s Statement on the Passing of Former Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi

Posted on Jan 26, 2021 in Latest Department News, Newsroom

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mayor Billy Kenoi. He had an enduring love for the people of Hawaii, especially those on his home island.  He was humble and down-to-earth, and spoke passionately about his journey to becoming a lawyer.

“Mayor Kenoi was a strong supporter of the construction of our Keahuolu Courthouse in Kona, which opened in late 2019. He understood that the west side of the island deserved a real courthouse for its people. We will be forever grateful to him for his support.

“On behalf of the Hawaii State Judiciary, I extend my sincere condolences to his wife and family.”

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